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Hubert Humphrey was an American statesman who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States, from 1965 to 1969

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BirthdayMay 27, 1911
Died onJanuary 13, 1978
NationalityAmerican
Famous38th Vice President of the U.s, Democrats, Leaders, Political Leaders
IdeologiesDemocrats
SpousesMuriel Humphrey Brown
Known asHubert Horatio Humphrey Jr.
Childrens Douglas Humphrey, Nancy Faye Humphrey, Robert Humphrey, Skip Humphrey
Universities
  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Minnesota
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Americans for Democratic Action
  • Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
Cause of deathCancer
Birth PlaceWallace
Political IdeologyPolitical party - Democratic
ReligionUnited Church of Christ, United Methodist Church
Height180cm
GenderMale
FatherHubert Humphrey Sr.
MotherRagnild Kristine Sannes
Sun SignGemini
Born inWallace
Famous as38th Vice President of the U.S
Died at Age66

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Who is Hubert Humphrey?

Hubert Humphrey was an American statesman who served as the 38th Vice President of the United States, from 1965 to 1969, in the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson. Highly recognized as an orator, Humphrey was among the nation’s most prominent liberal politicians of his time who debated tirelessly for laws addressing issues of civil rights and nuclear disarmament. Born to a pharmacist in South Dakota, Humphrey studied in public schools and later earned a pharmacist’s license from the Capitol College of Pharmacy in Denver. After running his family drugstore with his father for few years, he graduated from the University of Minnesota and then completed his masters in political science from the Louisiana State University. While working as a college instructor, he also led several wartime government agencies and soon gravitated towards politics. Later, Humphrey became the Mayor of Minneapolis, serving until he was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948. He served as a Senator until 1964 when he was chosen to be the U.S. Vice President on the ticket headed by President Lyndon Johnson. After serving a full four-year term, Humphrey made a run for the president but lost by a narrow margin to Richard Nixon. Thereafter, Humphrey returned to the U.S. Senate in 1971 where he served for the next eight years until his death from cancer. Humphrey was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his remarkable contributions to national as well as international politics.

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Childhood & Early Life

Hubert Horatio Humphrey was born on May 27, 1911, in Wallace, South Dakota, U.S., to Hubert H. Humphrey Sr., a pharmacist, and his wife, Christine Sannes.

He received his early education from local public schools and then attended the University of Minnesota for a year before returning to help manage his father's drugstore. Subsequently, he went to the Capitol College of Pharmacy in Denver, Colorado, and earned a pharmacist’s license in 1933.

After working in his family drugstore for several years, he again went to the University of Minnesota and graduated with an arts degree in 1939. The following year, he obtained masters in political science degree from the Louisiana State University.

In 1940, he returned to the University of Minnesota and worked as an instructor for a year. Alongside, Humphrey also oversaw the Works Progress Administration and over the next few years, he held a series of positions in several wartime government agencies, including the War Manpower Commission.

Career

In 1944, Hubert Humphrey served as the manager of the Minnesota campaign for President Franklin Roosevelt and put in a lot of effort in merging the state’s Democratic and Farmer-Labor parties.

After running unsuccessfully for the Mayor of Minneapolis in 1943, Humphrey made a second attempt for the post in 1945 and was elected this time. He served as the Mayor of Minneapolis until 1948.

In 1948, Humphrey was elected to the United States Senate after his rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention to include a strong civil rights plank in the party's platform.

He was re-elected to the senate in 1954 and 1960, thereby serving at the post for almost 16 years. From 1961 to 1964, Humphrey also served as the 14th United States Senate Majority Whip.

At the Democratic National Convention in 1964, Humphrey was chosen as Lyndon Johnson's running mate; Lyndon Johnson was Democratic Party’s nominee for President. In January 1965, Humphrey was inaugurated as the 38th Vice President of the United States, where he served for the next four years, completing his term in 1969.

As Vice President, Humphrey chaired the National Advisory Council of the Peace Corps, and also served as the coordinator of the antipoverty program. He was also the chairman of the Civil Rights Council and worked to pass the Voting Rights Act.

In the 1968 elections, Humphrey served as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate but was defeated narrowly by Richard M. Nixon. After the defeat, Humphrey returned to Minnesota, pursuing his interest in education by teaching at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota.

In 1971, he was re-elected as a Democratic–Farmer-Labor Party candidate to the United States Senate from Minnesota, a capacity in which he served until his death in 1978. He also served as the first Deputy President pro tempore of the senate from 1977 to 1978.

Major Works

During his term as the Mayor of Minneapolis, Humphrey worked hard to change the communal atmosphere in his state. Through political and legislative action, he tried to abolish the unfair policies and practices in Minnesota which included anti-Semitism and discrimination against blacks and other minorities.

While serving in the Senate, Humphrey was known as an active and candid orator who was outspoken on issues of civil rights, social welfare, and fair employment. An able parliamentary leader and prolific architect of legislation, he was much-admired for realizing bipartisan support for the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (1963) and the Civil Rights Act (1964).

Awards & Achievements

In 1978, Humphrey was conferred the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official.

In 1979, he was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, and the following year, Humphrey was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Personal Life & Legacy

In 1936, after two years of dating, Hubert Humphrey married Muriel Fay Buck, a bookkeeper. They had four children together; three sons and a daughter. The couple remained married until Humphrey's death.

Hubert Humphrey died of bladder cancer on January 13, 1978, at his home in Waverly, Minnesota, U.S. He was buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

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Hubert Humphrey biography timelines

  • // 27th May 1911
    Hubert Horatio Humphrey was born on May 27, 1911, in Wallace, South Dakota, U.S., to Hubert H. Humphrey Sr., a pharmacist, and his wife, Christine Sannes.
  • // 1933
    He received his early education from local public schools and then attended the University of Minnesota for a year before returning to help manage his father's drugstore. Subsequently, he went to the Capitol College of Pharmacy in Denver, Colorado, and earned a pharmacist’s license in 1933.
  • // 1936
    In 1936, after two years of dating, Hubert Humphrey married Muriel Fay Buck, a bookkeeper. They had four children together; three sons and a daughter. The couple remained married until Humphrey's death.
  • // 1939
    After working in his family drugstore for several years, he again went to the University of Minnesota and graduated with an arts degree in 1939. The following year, he obtained masters in political science degree from the Louisiana State University.
  • // 1940
    In 1940, he returned to the University of Minnesota and worked as an instructor for a year. Alongside, Humphrey also oversaw the Works Progress Administration and over the next few years, he held a series of positions in several wartime government agencies, including the War Manpower Commission.
  • // 1944
    In 1944, Hubert Humphrey served as the manager of the Minnesota campaign for President Franklin Roosevelt and put in a lot of effort in merging the state’s Democratic and Farmer-Labor parties.
  • // 1948
    After running unsuccessfully for the Mayor of Minneapolis in 1943, Humphrey made a second attempt for the post in 1945 and was elected this time. He served as the Mayor of Minneapolis until 1948.
  • // 1948
    In 1948, Humphrey was elected to the United States Senate after his rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention to include a strong civil rights plank in the party's platform.
  • // 1954
    He was re-elected to the senate in 1954 and 1960, thereby serving at the post for almost 16 years. From 1961 to 1964, Humphrey also served as the 14th United States Senate Majority Whip.
  • // 1963 To 1964
    While serving in the Senate, Humphrey was known as an active and candid orator who was outspoken on issues of civil rights, social welfare, and fair employment. An able parliamentary leader and prolific architect of legislation, he was much-admired for realizing bipartisan support for the Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (1963) and the Civil Rights Act (1964).
  • // 1964
    At the Democratic National Convention in 1964, Humphrey was chosen as Lyndon Johnson's running mate; Lyndon Johnson was Democratic Party’s nominee for President. In January 1965, Humphrey was inaugurated as the 38th Vice President of the United States, where he served for the next four years, completing his term in 1969.
  • // 1968
    In the 1968 elections, Humphrey served as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate but was defeated narrowly by Richard M. Nixon. After the defeat, Humphrey returned to Minnesota, pursuing his interest in education by teaching at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota.
  • // 1971
    In 1971, he was re-elected as a Democratic–Farmer-Labor Party candidate to the United States Senate from Minnesota, a capacity in which he served until his death in 1978. He also served as the first Deputy President pro tempore of the senate from 1977 to 1978.
  • // 1978
    In 1978, Humphrey was conferred the U.S. Senator John Heinz Award for Greatest Public Service by an Elected or Appointed Official.
  • // 13th Jan 1978
    Hubert Humphrey died of bladder cancer on January 13, 1978, at his home in Waverly, Minnesota, U.S. He was buried in Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.

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    Hubert Humphrey was born at 1911-05-27

  • When was Hubert Humphrey died?

    Hubert Humphrey was died at 1978-01-13

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    Hubert Humphrey was died in Waverly

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    Hubert Humphrey was died at age 66

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    Hubert Humphrey was born in Wallace

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    Hubert Humphrey's nationalities is American

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    Hubert Humphrey's ideologies is Democrats

  • Who is Hubert Humphrey spouses?

    Hubert Humphrey's spouses is Muriel Humphrey Brown

  • Who is Hubert Humphrey childrens?

    Hubert Humphrey's childrens is Douglas Humphrey, Nancy Faye Humphrey, Robert Humphrey, Skip Humphrey

  • What was Hubert Humphrey universities?

    Hubert Humphrey studied at Louisiana State University, University of Minnesota

  • Which company or organization was founded by Hubert Humphrey?

    Hubert Humphrey was the founder/co-founder of Americans for Democratic Action, Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

  • What is Hubert Humphrey's cause of dead?

    Hubert Humphrey dead because of Cancer

  • What is Hubert Humphrey's political ideology?

    Hubert Humphrey's political ideology is Political party - Democratic

  • What is Hubert Humphrey's religion?

    Hubert Humphrey's religion is United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church

  • How tall is Hubert Humphrey?

    Hubert Humphrey's height is 180

  • Who is Hubert Humphrey's father?

    Hubert Humphrey's father is Hubert Humphrey Sr.

  • Who is Hubert Humphrey's mother?

    Hubert Humphrey's mother is Ragnild Kristine Sannes

  • What is Hubert Humphrey's sun sign?

    Hubert Humphrey is Gemini

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    Hubert Humphrey is famouse as 38th Vice President of the U.S